What I got for my birthday 2014

Never really got to blog about how my day went even after I ranted about how I’m already a year older. It wasn’t that grand, actually. I wasn’t even expecting my mom to tell some of her friends from the neighborhood and have them come over to eat because I never invited any of my friends. Again, ‘wasn’t expecting’. Never thought mom would actually prepare something. Just a simple celebration with the family and a few friends, though. I’m not really into parties and stuff like that, so I’m pretty much happy about how I turned *insert my age here* just last month even though I wasn’t, at all, looking forward to it. I mean, just the thought of it makes me feel really old. Ugh. I am old though, I’m an adult! Anyway, aside from all the greetings and surprises you guys sent me on my ask box, fan mail, and in your entries, these are the gifts my friends and family got me for my birthday.


What I got for my birthday 2014

Never really got to blog about how my day went even after I ranted about how I’m already a year older. It wasn’t that grand, actually. I wasn’t even expecting my mom to tell some of her friends from the neighborhood and have them come over to eat because I never invited any of my friends. Again, ‘wasn’t expecting’. Never thought mom would actually prepare something. Just a simple celebration with the family and a few friends, though. I’m not really into parties and stuff like that, so I’m pretty much happy about how I turned *insert my age here* just last month even though I wasn’t, at all, looking forward to it. I mean, just the thought of it makes me feel really old. Ugh. I am old though, I’m an adult! Anyway, aside from all the greetings and surprises you guys sent me on my ask box, fan mail, and in your entries, these are the gifts my friends and family got me for my birthday.







   



The Sunday Currently

I was gonna do a ‘Sunday Currently series’ blog entry even though I haven’t really had an entry for that series on my blog yet, and I know that soon enough, I will pretty much just break the chain of blogging about it so I’ll just write about how my current Sunday is. So basically, it’s still a ‘Sunday Currently’ blog post, just not a series. Haha! I hope I’m making sense though. I think I’m blabbing too much for the intro.

Anyway, this Sunday, I have nothing much to do, really. I’m feeling super lazy just like any other blogger who would rant about their Sunday. I just feel like cuddling with myself pillows and watch cartoons or maybe a movie or something. The weather’s actually kinda bipolar right now, and even if it was perfect, I still would prefer staying home. I really just don’t feel the need to head out and stroll around the park or go shopping. So here I am in front of the love of my life my laptop just creeping through some of your blogs and you know basically just doing tambay-tambay lang on the cyberworld. Lazy Sunday it is! (You can like this post so I can check your blogs too, though :) ) Oh, and by the way, I had my books on my study/work area now because the ‘thing’ I used to use as a make-shift bookshelf was now moved to my brother’s room. Also, if you have noticed, my cork board’s just a mess and is stuck on the month of February. Haha! I shall redo that for the month of September and for a change. The second photo is actually a recycled photo from my instagram. Tehee.

RN, I’m talking to Piera of coffeestainedbooks on LINE. We’ve been talking a lot lately. Thank you, thank you btw, Piera for helping me with my codes. Haha. Means a lot. <3 Same goes with Myreen of thatjuvenileteen but Myreen seems a little busy so I probably shouldn’t bother her. Good luck with the assessments though, Mhye! :) And if you wish to talk to me too, just add me up on LINE. My username is alyssapanghulan :)


The Sunday Currently

I was gonna do a ‘Sunday Currently series’ blog entry even though I haven’t really had an entry for that series on my blog yet, and I know that soon enough, I will pretty much just break the chain of blogging about it so I’ll just write about how my current Sunday is. So basically, it’s still a ‘Sunday Currently’ blog post, just not a series. Haha! I hope I’m making sense though. I think I’m blabbing too much for the intro.

Anyway, this Sunday, I have nothing much to do, really. I’m feeling super lazy just like any other blogger who would rant about their Sunday. I just feel like cuddling with myself pillows and watch cartoons or maybe a movie or something. The weather’s actually kinda bipolar right now, and even if it was perfect, I still would prefer staying home. I really just don’t feel the need to head out and stroll around the park or go shopping. So here I am in front of the love of my life my laptop just creeping through some of your blogs and you know basically just doing tambay-tambay lang on the cyberworld. Lazy Sunday it is! (You can like this post so I can check your blogs too, though :) ) Oh, and by the way, I had my books on my study/work area now because the ‘thing’ I used to use as a make-shift bookshelf was now moved to my brother’s room. Also, if you have noticed, my cork board’s just a mess and is stuck on the month of February. Haha! I shall redo that for the month of September and for a change. The second photo is actually a recycled photo from my instagram. Tehee.

RN, I’m talking to Piera of coffeestainedbooks on LINE. We’ve been talking a lot lately. Thank you, thank you btw, Piera for helping me with my codes. Haha. Means a lot. <3 Same goes with Myreen of thatjuvenileteen but Myreen seems a little busy so I probably shouldn’t bother her. Good luck with the assessments though, Mhye! :) And if you wish to talk to me too, just add me up on LINE. My username is alyssapanghulan :)





   



Do! Spring Free App

Hey, you guise! I just discovered a new cute ‘to-do list’ app! If you’re into organizing and into checklists, this app is just perfect for you! :) I actually kind of hate the fact that you can’t write stuff on the iOS calendar app. That’s one reason I sometimes prefer the Samsung note over Apple products. If you know me IRL, you’d know how I have always loved organizing stuff and making it look cute at the same time, this one and this one would be the perfect example. It’s actually one of my many guilty pleasures. Anyway, I have actually already tried different productivity apps out, and this, by far, is the only app I have found that stood out among the rest, apparently because it suits my liking and fits my personality very well. 

So, here’s a screen shot of my to-do list as of the moment and as you have noticed, I have sorted it out through the colored & patterned label at the left side, with the dates on it. You can just double tap a certain task to cross it off or to undo the crossing off. Tehee. The ones I have already finished are crossed off of the list and are moved at the bottom part. Also, you can have it password protected for privacy purposes. *wink*

For a more in depth review and more screenshots of the app, please read on.


Do! Spring Free App

Hey, you guise! I just discovered a new cute ‘to-do list’ app! If you’re into organizing and into checklists, this app is just perfect for you! :) I actually kind of hate the fact that you can’t write stuff on the iOS calendar app. That’s one reason I sometimes prefer the Samsung note over Apple products. If you know me IRL, you’d know how I have always loved organizing stuff and making it look cute at the same time, this one and this one would be the perfect example. It’s actually one of my many guilty pleasures. Anyway, I have actually already tried different productivity apps out, and this, by far, is the only app I have found that stood out among the rest, apparently because it suits my liking and fits my personality very well. 

So, here’s a screen shot of my to-do list as of the moment and as you have noticed, I have sorted it out through the colored & patterned label at the left side, with the dates on it. You can just double tap a certain task to cross it off or to undo the crossing off. Tehee. The ones I have already finished are crossed off of the list and are moved at the bottom part. Also, you can have it password protected for privacy purposes. *wink*

For a more in depth review and more screenshots of the app, please read on.







   



Prettiest iphone case I own

Look what came in the mail today! Behold, my precious digital art on an iphone case! How cool is that? Srsly! Thanks to @pimpmycaseph for this btw, and for my sister who paid for this as a birthday gift for me. If you want to know what I think of the case and an honest opinion about the transaction, please read on :)


Prettiest iphone case I own
Look what came in the mail today! Behold, my precious digital art on an iphone case! How cool is that? Srsly! Thanks to @pimpmycaseph for this btw, and for my sister who paid for this as a birthday gift for me. If you want to know what I think of the case and an honest opinion about the transaction, please read on :)
[[MORE]]I like how it has this glittery effect on it. You might not be able to see it in the photo, but it looks really pretty in person! It fits just right on my phone and the image quality is just perfect! The seller, Zean Knarf, who I kept calling “sis” (sorry though, hihi) all throughout the transaction has been really patient with me. Sorry for being a “makulit” buyer though. I just think the shipping fee was a little bit pricey than the usual Php 90. The shop is based in Cebu so I was kind of thinking the sf price range would be within that price or maybe a little lower since I am from the same place, too. Lol. Overall, I loved it though! I will definitely purchase more of their products in the future! Might try the flip cover case. Can’t wait!
Anyway, I am just too proud to tell you that yes, it was me who designed and customized that case! Haha! Ever since forever ago (waht?), I have always wanted to have my own iphone case collection, sad to say, I didn’t have an iphone then (lol) and NEVER in my life have I ever thought I’d be able to own one. Not until last May 16th when my parents surprised me with a freakin’ 5s out of the blue! I wasn’t at all expecting it! I was actually kind of saving up for the iphone 6 and all of a sudden, I had the 5s! That’s why I love my ‘rents so much! Haha. Anyway, now that I have the phone, I’m so determined to have my own massive collection of iphone 5s cases! BUT, I made a deal with myself to only purchase an iphone case designed by ‘myself’. Might sound narcissistic but really, I just want to have my own signature case/s and of course, I want to feature my own art in it. I’m just so excited to design more of my iphone cases in the future! 
By the way, Guise, before anything else, I just want to thank everyone who sent me their birthday wishes and greetings last Wednesday! I truly, truly appreciate it! I love you guise. Also, if anyone has ever noticed, all your birthday greetings are gone on my blog because I had all your messages on private now, BUT I sorted everything out in a page I dedicate to everyone who took time to wish me a happy birthday! Your URLs and all your messages sent through fan mail, tumblr ask, and dashboard greetings are all there and I sure am keeping all of those forever! :)

Prettiest iphone case I own

Look what came in the mail today! Behold, my precious digital art on an iphone case! How cool is that? Srsly! Thanks to @pimpmycaseph for this btw, and for my sister who paid for this as a birthday gift for me. If you want to know what I think of the case and an honest opinion about the transaction, please read on :)







   




I’m a year older

It’s finally the 20th of August today and I’m a year older. I find it bittersweet, the feeling. I feel like I don’t want to get old but I want to grow up. I want to prove people something. I hope I do someday. I hope I do this year. Anyway, as a birthday gift for myself, I bought myself a domain name! yay! Just a little something to motivate me to blog more, though I’ve been feeling really uninspired and unmotivated lately. I hope this helps.





   



RIP Robin Williams

I guiltily admit, the moment I woke up and saw people on my feed going on around updating their statuses about this certain “actor” who died, I really couldn’t care less. I wasn’t paying attention. Until the moment I scrolled past through my dash and saw one post with a bunch of GIFs with Robin Williams on it. I thought that maybe the user was just a huge fan or something like that, and then I read the caption: “RIP Robin Williams”. I was literally in shock. I know this guy. He was part of my childhood and the reason why it was awesome! He was the genie guy, he was the Jumanji guy. Oh, how I remember watching movies with him in it with my father when I was little. He was just so awesome, and now he’s gone. May you rest in peace Robin Williams. 


RIP Robin Williams
I guiltily admit, the moment I woke up and saw people on my feed going on around updating their statuses about this certain &#8220;actor&#8221; who died, I really couldn&#8217;t care less. I wasn&#8217;t paying attention. Until the moment I scrolled past through my dash and saw one post with a bunch of GIFs with Robin Williams on it. I thought that maybe the user was just a huge fan or something like that, and then I read the caption: &#8220;RIP Robin Williams&#8221;. I was literally in shock. I know this guy. He was part of my childhood and the reason why it was awesome! He was the genie guy, he was the Jumanji guy. Oh, how I remember watching movies with him in it with my father when I was little. He was just so awesome, and now he&#8217;s gone. May you rest in peace Robin Williams. 
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Anyway, here&#8217;s my fail attempt to make some fancy typography for you (quote by you). I&#8217;m not sure I&#8217;m in the position to say this but you will surely be missed!
-Quote from Dead Poet&#8217;s Society.

RIP Robin Williams

I guiltily admit, the moment I woke up and saw people on my feed going on around updating their statuses about this certain “actor” who died, I really couldn’t care less. I wasn’t paying attention. Until the moment I scrolled past through my dash and saw one post with a bunch of GIFs with Robin Williams on it. I thought that maybe the user was just a huge fan or something like that, and then I read the caption: “RIP Robin Williams”. I was literally in shock. I know this guy. He was part of my childhood and the reason why it was awesome! He was the genie guy, he was the Jumanji guy. Oh, how I remember watching movies with him in it with my father when I was little. He was just so awesome, and now he’s gone. May you rest in peace Robin Williams. 







   




Anonymous said
Can you give more tips on how you study and maybe a picture of your study area?

Hi, anon! I actually already posted an entry with a photo of my study area but it has already changed a bit right now. You can view it by clicking this btw. I might post an updated photo one of these days. :) and yes sure. I’d love to share more of my study tips to you, I just hope my technique works for everyone. Haha!






   



Treasures in my old planner

Just in case you didn’t know, I have this huge admiration for anything vintage-ish. I used to have a massive collection of vintage papers, planners, and journals when I was still in college. Sad to say, I lost a lot of them when we moved houses last 2013. So lucky to have found one sitting on one of my drawers today. Well, it’s not really a “planner” but I like to call it that since it technically functions as one.


Treasures in my old planner
Just in case you didn’t know, I have this huge admiration for anything vintage-ish. I used to have a massive collection of vintage papers, planners, and journals when I was still in college. Sad to say, I lost a lot of them when we moved houses last 2013. So lucky to have found one sitting on one of my drawers today. Well, it’s not really a “planner” but I like to call it that since it technically functions as one.
[[MORE]]So, I was cleaning my room earlier today when I randomly found this old vintage planner I have had when I was still in my second to third year of my college days. NOSTALGIA. Anyway, I’d love to share with you what’s inside my old planner and how I used to organize and plan things back when I was still a teen. Since school has already started in the Philippines, and that school starts in most international schools this month, I hope this entry could somehow give you inspiration on how to manage and organize your school stuff and whatnot.

So this is basically what you see once you open the planner. There’s this chibi sticker I doodled myself, with just basic information (name, number (outdated) and the program I’m enrolled in) about me in case the planner got lost or if I happen to leave it somewhere. I had it pasted on the left side with a random “lettering” of my name just right below it. My hand writing doesn’t look that neat but oh well, I tried (haha!). It also has this black garter in the middle wherein a pen/pencil could be placed for jotting down of quick notes just in case your pencil case isn’t nowhere near or if you’re too lazy to get it in your bag. On the right side are just a few reminders about what to finish and deadlines. I like highlighting those that I have already finished so I don’t go crazy trying to figure out what to do first and what to do last or if I have already started or finished something. Multicolored pens and highlighters could also be helpful when you’re more of a visual learner, especially when sorting out what tasks are meant to be finished first, and what should be in the latter part of your to-do list. As for me, I like using multicolored pens because it looks pleasing to the eyes and so it does not look boring. I like cutesy stuff because who doesn’t, right? Oh, and I also like doodling random stuff. Heh!

This planner also has this compartments and/or dividers (whatever you like to call it) to maybe place your quiz papers, or important notes you’d want to keep.

These are what’s inside mine. Haha. Just random cut-out papers, stickers (doodled by me), tickets to an acrobatic show that I never bothered attended (it was for our PE), and these cute multicolored round-headed fasteners.
These, my friends, are the things I consider as treasure! It may not be that grand and glamorous to be labeled as a treasure but hey, who doesn’t love school stuff? Not me! Haha!
*all photos taken using iphone 5s

Treasures in my old planner

Just in case you didn’t know, I have this huge admiration for anything vintage-ish. I used to have a massive collection of vintage papers, planners, and journals when I was still in college. Sad to say, I lost a lot of them when we moved houses last 2013. So lucky to have found one sitting on one of my drawers today. Well, it’s not really a “planner” but I like to call it that since it technically functions as one.







   




I passed out

At around 8am, I woke up feeling determined to clean my entire room, wash my sheets and just, y’know be productive but then something felt wrong and my body didn’t seem to be cooperating that I ended up sleeping the whole day. At 4pm I woke up feeling sore, and I was having moderate cramps so I went to the bathroom to check but then I got so dizzy. I was calling for my sister who was in the living room but she didn’t seem to be paying attention at all. I was already feeling lightheaded, I can’t feel blood on my face anymore and knew what would happen next…







   



Lollipop head experiment

Can I just name both of them after me? The orange-ish one, “Mai”, and the green one, “Lay”. Haha. I actually made a blue one but I’m not quite happy about how it turned out. Anyway, I’ve been creeping through a lot of art blogs this morning and I randomly found out about this one artist who draws so beautifully: ailamooHer art is making me cry. Huhu. These two were inspired by her art, btw. I can’t believe she’s following me and even sent me a TA earlier today *does the happy dance*. I wish I was as good as her. Oh well, practice makes perfect, right? So I’m gonna have to practice more. Haha. Sorry for the quality though, I doodled this on Sketchbook Express. Hihi.


Lollipop head experiment

Can I just name both of them after me? The orange-ish one, “Mai”, and the green one, “Lay”. Haha. I actually made a blue one but I’m not quite happy about how it turned out. Anyway, I’ve been creeping through a lot of art blogs this morning and I randomly found out about this one artist who draws so beautifully: ailamooHer art is making me cry. Huhu. These two were inspired by her art, btw. I can’t believe she’s following me and even sent me a TA earlier today *does the happy dance*. I wish I was as good as her. Oh well, practice makes perfect, right? So I’m gonna have to practice more. Haha. Sorry for the quality though, I doodled this on Sketchbook Express. Hihi.





   



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